Bassist and composer Mario Pavone used to work with legends likePaul Bley, Anthony Braxton and Thomas Chapin. However, this is buta small selection of a virtually endless list of people with whomthe American has collaborated in his career as a professionalmusician, spanning over four decades. After Pavone had seen JohnColtrane at work in 1961, he knew what he wanted to do. Yet it tookhim until 1967 before he could actually make it happen. Afterattending Coltrane's funeral, he quit his job as a technician anddecided to devote his life to music. Up till 1980, he was thetalented bassist alongside Dixon and Bley. Until he joined ThomasChapin's band. In 1979 he recorded his first album as a bandleader. In 2008, the CDs Ancestors and Trio Arc appeared. Pavone'spercussive style is autonomous and one of a kind. In Rotterdam, hisline-up will consist of two tenor saxophonists, a drummer andpianist.